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Greetings from Sydney Australia

#1 Postby zardoz » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:46 am

Hello all,

About myself? hmmm I'll tell ya what I know. I've been a strict vegan since 1996 and was a vegetarian since 1991. I be came a convert for ethical reasons but now to include a healthy lifestyle.

It's strange but being a vegan for as long as I have, people think vegans eat health food... not me I had the king of pot bellies, people used to rub my belly for good luck :) I used a lot of oil in my cooking pigged out at a delicious takeaway called 'Veg Out' indulged in soy ice cream, never exercised and weighed 90kg(171cm) etc etc. I then one day tried to do a push up, I couldn't even do one. Soooooo I decided to change that, August 2006 I took up Wing Chun(I used to study it awhile ago) do my own exercising and took on extra work unloading shipping containers.

I now eat better due to the fact I have been reading this website and forums posts and articles for some time and like to thank you all for helping me losing 11kg, most of you have brainwashed me to become more of a raw vegan :) but I still can't resist Indian food.

I still have a pot belly, but hey at least it's much smaller and I still need to lose a few more kilos...

btw, I now can do 30 push ups.
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#2 Postby AVOJAMACADA » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:08 am

Hey and welcome!!

Good job!!!!!!!!zero to 30 is awesome!!

I eat about 70-80% raw and it works for me.

Have a good one and and cheers to a healthy day!!
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#3 Postby Zack » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:17 am

Hey welcome to the forum, we've got a few others from sydney here as well.
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#4 Postby cubby2112 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:48 am

Welcome and congratulations on the progress!
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#5 Postby oregonisaac » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:00 pm

Welcome and great progress!
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#6 Postby Michelle » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:59 pm

Congrats on your progress! Welcome. :) :)

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#7 Postby robert » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:08 pm

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the great intro! Awesome job on the progress with push-ups and overall fitness.

I know lots of junk food vegans, and I used to be one too. I'm glad this site has been a helpful one for you. More and more people from your area are joining the forum too, which is exciting.

Thanks for saying hi and enjoy your time here!

All the best and welcome aboard!

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#8 Postby offense74 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:54 pm

Nice job :D
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#9 Postby sydneyvegan » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:51 pm

Hello and a Big Welcome to the forum.
Always good to see more Vegans from Sydney.
Keep up the good work, soon you will be doing 50 pushups.
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#10 Postby Odidnetne » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:29 pm

Welcome aboard. :)
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#11 Postby princessbee » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:16 am

*pounces on the local* thank goodness another aussie! there's only a couple of us here! :D

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#12 Postby flanders77 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:00 am

Welcome! It is great to see that our little website/forum helps so many people!
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#13 Postby loveliberate » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:52 am

Hello & Welcome! :D
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#14 Postby Trev » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:02 am

Welcome, Zardoz! Glad to see the forum has already inspired and brainwashed you (I am also a brainwashed-to-be-more-raw victim!) And great to see more Aussies - I know a half-Canadian, half-Aussie on this forum who has tons of family in Sydney. Fantastic city. Good to see there's a vegan community there - I've often thought of moving there someday...

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Re: Greetings from Sydney Australia

#15 Postby xveganjoshx » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:27 pm

zardoz wrote:Hello all,

About myself? hmmm I'll tell ya what I know. I've been a strict vegan since 1996 and was a vegetarian since 1991. I be came a convert for ethical reasons but now to include a healthy lifestyle.

It's strange but being a vegan for as long as I have, people think vegans eat health food... not me I had the king of pot bellies, people used to rub my belly for good luck :) I used a lot of oil in my cooking pigged out at a delicious takeaway called 'Veg Out' indulged in soy ice cream, never exercised and weighed 90kg(171cm) etc etc. I then one day tried to do a push up, I couldn't even do one. Soooooo I decided to change that, August 2006 I took up Wing Chun(I used to study it awhile ago) do my own exercising and took on extra work unloading shipping containers.

I now eat better due to the fact I have been reading this website and forums posts and articles for some time and like to thank you all for helping me losing 11kg, most of you have brainwashed me to become more of a raw vegan :) but I still can't resist Indian food.

I still have a pot belly, but hey at least it's much smaller and I still need to lose a few more kilos...

btw, I now can do 30 push ups.


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